Big injury blow for Munster ahead of crucial URC clash with Edinburgh

Ruled out.

Munster have been dealt a huge injury blow ahead of their crucial clash away to Edinburgh in the United Rugby Championship on Friday night.

Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony has been ruled out with a knock picked up in the win over Connacht in front of a packed Thomond Park last weekend. He joins Joey Carbery in missing the game through injury, but there is some good news, with fullback Mike Haley returning to action.

There are five personnel changes in total and two positional switches to the side that beat Connacht last week.

Mike Haley and Antoine Frisch come into the backline as Oli Jager, Fineen Wycherley and Gavin Coombes start in the pack. Alex Nankivell moves to inside centre and Jack O’Donoghue shifts from no.8 to blindside flanker.

Munster: Mike Haley; Calvin Nash, Antoine Frisch, Alex Nankivell, Shane Daly; Jack Crowley, Craig Casey; Jeremy Loughman, Niall Scannell, Oli Jager; Fineen Wycherley, Tadhg Beirne (C); Jack O’Donoghue, Alex Kendellen, Gavin Coombes.

Replacements: Eoghan Clarke, Mark Donnelly, John Ryan, RG Snyman, Tom Ahern, Conor Murray, Rory Scannell, Brian Gleeson.

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